Insect, Pest and Disease Control - General Information
The cereal leaf beetle is a serious pest of small grains in many parts of the world. The insect was first identified in the United States in 1962 in Michigan. Since then, it has migrated into the surrounding states as well as into Tennessee. The cereal leaf beetle has been reported in all 95 counties in Tennessee.
"SP341-R Cereal Leaf Beetle in Tennessee," The University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service, SP341-R (1/07)Rev 07-0153, http://trace.tennessee.edu/utk_agexcrop/30